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Setting up Jack Audio in Slackware

If you are using your computer as a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) then the ALSA sound subsystem is just not up for the task. Musicians and audio professionals prefer to use Jack Audio on Linux. Let me quote from the Jack Audio web site: What is JACK? Have you ever wanted to take the audio […]

A journey into recording sound & video in Slackware

When it comes to audio and sounds in Slackware, we’re happy to have ALSA as the sound subsystem. It works reliably, and has done so ever since it replaced OSS in Slackware all those years ago. In due course ALSA got capable of dynamically mixing multiple sound sources – which is basically what a sound […]

Fixing audio sync with ffmpeg

The ffmpeg developers and their libav antipodes are engaged in a healthy battle. Ever since there was a fall-out and the ffmpeg developer community split in two (forking ffmpeg into “libav”), ffmpeg itself has seen many releases which tend to incorporate the good stuff from the other team as well as their own advancements. Last […]

Watching multimedia in Slackware’s browser

While I was sitting in my chair with little room for escape (I sprained my lower back yesterday when trying to lift something and can barely move) I thought, I need to do something useful while being constrained. So, I created some new packages and wrote a few blog posts – this one being the […]

VLC media player

Are you one of these people who puts Slackware on a computer and then immediately follows up with the installation of another media player than Xine? Well, I am one of these people. I have been using MPLayer a lot – it builds relatively easily and because it uses Windows codec DLL’s it supports a […]